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May 10, 2013 |
Nigerian students Victoria Ordu and Favour Amadi were given the toughest possible punishment for working at Wal-Mart, while apparently Wal-Mart faces no penalty.

Arrests of undocumented workers not entertainment

April 24, 2013
| On March 13, Canada Border Services agents brought a TV crew with them when they raided a construction site in Vancouver and arrested several undocumented workers.
Length: 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)
Photo: Albert Lynn/Flickr
| April 24, 2013

From New York to Hong Kong: Striking workers shut down fast food joints, ports and schools

Hundreds of New York City fast-food workers, fed up with poverty wages and abusive working conditions, walked off the job this Thursday, demanding minimum pay of $15 an hour and the right to organize and collectively bargain without fear of retaliation. The strike echoes a similar walkout that took place in the city last November and exemplifies how low-wage non-unionized workers across the U.S. are organizing to fight back against exploitation.



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Canada Border Services raid highlights risks for undocumented migrants

March 25, 2013
| There are thousands of undocumented workers in Canada. Their stories are mostly hidden from view. But a recent raid on a construction site in Vancouver put migrant workers in the spotlight.
Length: 16:28 minutes (15.08 MB)

Shop talk: public speaking for organizers

Shop talk takes participants through the basics of effective public speaking

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has created a great guide for facilitators about how to run a success workshop on public speaking for union activists. The guide includes handouts, a feedback form for participants to fill out, and charts to draw on during the workshop. The workshop covers:

Characteristics of an effective speaker

How to create an outline for a speech

Practice exercises

Mock presentations for participants to test their skills 


Asia Pacific Currents

General Strike a success in India

March 1, 2013
| Labour updates and an interview with Vasudevan I, General Secretary of the New Trade Union Initiative on the General Strike in India on February 20 and 21.
Length: 31:10 minutes (14.27 MB)
| February 27, 2013
Asia Pacific Currents

Left parties re-organizing in Pakistan

February 5, 2013
| An interview with Mr. Hashim Bin Rashid, Lahore Secretary of the Awami Workers Party in Pakistan and labour updates from the region.
Length: 31:23 minutes (14.37 MB)
Photo: Tania Liu/Flickr
| January 17, 2013
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